how to adjust 1984 1.9 watercooled vanagon gl valves

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Asked by Mar 04, 2014 at 09:26 PM about the 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What is the right way to adjust the valves?I have the Bentley manual(4sale<) and it is not very detailed.

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YouTube can maybe help: How to video part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thxE4Sroxm0 Part II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUP7UuqLXf8

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PLEASE HELP THIS OLD HIPPY WITH HIS OLD VW!!! The video was for air cooled engines. I have a 1984 1.9ltr. water cooled. Bentley says tighten adjusting screw 2 turns after rocker arm and ball makes contact and then proceed to next one .I did that and she runs and sounds like a BANGING RATTLE TRAP

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I believe the procedure in the video should be the same as the 1.9l wasserboxer is a direct decendant of the aircooled Type IV in the video. Vanagon.com is a great resource for tech tips...but the site is down right now. I'm pretty sure the wasserboxers all had hydraulic lifters...I'll check my Bentley as well.

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4,535

According to my Bentley -- probably same as yours -- adjuster is set to just touch the valve stem, then 2 more CW turns and tighten locknuts. Being hydraulic lifters, they should compress to allow this. Then, when running, they should pump up and "self-adjust". I imagine the 180 degree rotation between each cylinder adjustment allows for moving the adjusted valve through it's cycle once.

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Another documented process...pretty much the same, from the archives at Vanagon.com

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4,535

Another vanagon.com article: http://gerry.vanagon.com/files/technical/how-to/head- gasket-replacement.txt Apparently, centering the push-rods in the lifters is touchy...might wanna inspect those guys.

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